Bradford Bulls play their first game of PDRL

In February, four time Super League Champions Bradford Bulls joined a fabulous journey in rugby league as the sport grows more and more inclusive.

They made their own PDRL team and after weeks of preparation took to the field for the first time yesterday following in the footsteps of the likes of Warrington Wolves, Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield Trinity.

A famous rugby league club, their arrival in PDRL will only enhance the sport and help the inclusivity of our great game which is set to reach new heights in 2022 with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair World Cups all held at the same time this autumn.

They’re one of three new teams in the sport alongside Leigh Centurions and Salford Red Devils. There is also a view to holding a PDRL World Cup this year alongside the other three this autumn.

Perhaps we could see some Bulls feature if they continue to develop over the coming weeks. Jamie Readyhough especially so after he scored a superb score yesterday – the Bulls first ever try in the sport.

Bradford are still looking for players with training sessions every Saturday from 10 am-11 am at Tong Training Facility (BD4 6NR).

The sport itself is a mix of contact and non-contact rugby league and can be played by anyone over 14 providing they have a disability. The sport is played on a 50m x 100m pitch and is nine a side.

If you are interested in joining, contact: ryan.hunkin@bullsfountion.org whether you want to get involved as a coach, admin or a player.

Ryan himself was a popular scholarship coach prior to the 2022 season and is leading the way in terms of coaching at the PDRL team whilst Andrew Nichols acts as project manager boosting the profile of the game and this new and ambitious team within the sport which started back in February as the seventh side to play under the Bulls name in 2022.

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